The flight time from New York to Phoenix is 5 hours, 28 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves JFK New York, NY 1 minute early.
21 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 54 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from New York to Phoenix is 5 hours, 28 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 54 minutes.

The flight distance from New York to Phoenix is 2153 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to New York
4 hours, 38 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 23m
5h 28m
5h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



2153 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is New York from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from New York to Phoenix by plane is 2153 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from New York to Phoenix?

The flight time from New York to Phoenix is 5 hours, 28 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 54 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 5 hours, 23 minutes, and American the slowest taking 5 hours, 30 minutes.

What airlines fly from New York to Phoenix?

Delta, American, and JetBlue are the airlines with direct flights from New York to Phoenix.

Does Southwest fly from New York to Phoenix?

Southwest does not fly from New York (JFK) to Phoenix (PHX). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves New York 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 21 minutes
In the Air 294 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 10 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from New York to Phoenix, American is 83% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 84% 16% 0%
American 83% 16% 1%
JetBlue 77% 23% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York and Phoenix, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
Delta 24 290 6 323
JetBlue 22 294 6 328
American 20 297 7 330

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
6pm 0.93
10am 0.62
4pm 0.86
7pm 0.73
8am 0.86
5am 0.04
11am 0.01
1pm 0.99
8pm 0.43
9am 0.3
7am 0.08
5pm 0.29
9pm 0.62
6am 0.87

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to Phoenix that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 212
February 200
March 257
April 234
May 241
June 254
July 241
August 228
September 228
October 245
November 204
December 257

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to Phoenix that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 7.87
Tuesday 7.63
Wednesday 7.88
Thursday 7.85
Friday 7.77
Saturday 7.19
Sunday 7.67

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
American 1
Delta 0
JetBlue 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
6pm 24 293 7 327
10am 18 290 6 318
4pm 21 297 7 333
7pm 24 294 6 329
8am 25 289 6 322
5am 21 301 8 328
11am 21 283 5 318
1pm 20 298 6 328
8pm 26 286 6 325
9am 21 311 6 345
7am 21 312 5 343
5pm 21 289 6 320
9pm 22 293 6 323
6am 19 297 11 336
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.